The other day I received an email from a very large international Christian ministry, and at the end of the email it said this:
“Remember, when God sees you, He sees Jesus. You are accepted. You are complete. You are forever righteous.”
It is so easy to hear these words and accept them. They make us feel comforted and reassured. But are we truly “accepted, complete and forever righteous” in the eyes of God just because we “call on His name”? Does the Bible really teach us that we are automatically God’s children just by believing in Him?
What about James 2:19,
“You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.”
Even the demons believe that there is one true God, that does not make them God’s children, that does not make them “accepted, complete, and forever righteous.”
You are what you eat!
If you chose to eat junk food, you are not giving your body life and sustenance, rather you are giving it disease and death. It is the same spiritually. The words we accept either feed and sustain our spirit, or starve and kill it. Once our spirits die we are like graves or whitewashed tombs, housing only dead spirits (Mt 23:27; Lk 11:44).
If ‘we are what we eat’ and we want to be God’s children, we have to make sure we are eating the food that endures to eternal life (Jn 6:27), the bread of life, His word.
Apple trees grow from apple seeds, pear trees grow from pear seeds, the life is in the seed. If we want to be born of God, we have to be born of His seed (Lk 8:11).
Words cannot be made true just because we accept them. Facts cannot be changed just because we reject them.
If we accept any teachings just because they make us feel good, even if they are not the truth, then we are not those born of God’s seed, the word of truth (James 1:18).
If we are not born of God’s seed then we are not God’s children, nor are we complete or righteous in His eyes.
The life is in the seed!
Let us be those who are born of God’s seed, the word of truth.